The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, January 16, 1963, Image 1

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News Editor
The first two faculty nomin
ations have been received by
the Daily Nebraskan for its
Outstanding Nebraskan
awards. unVEVsIit VJI"
xney are Dr. HeiuMMtz
claw Jr., a member of the
Chemistry Department, and
Nominations for the awards
I Vol. 76, No. 58
NU Ag Students
In Honors Plan
Switch Courses
Ag News Editor '
Chances are, if you ask Bill
Alschwede what his major is,
he'll reply, "pre-grad," or
"pudology." But don't you
believe it!
His major is Animal Hus
bandry, but he's in the Ag
Honprs program, so he is able
to take almost enough math
for a major.
Alschwede says, "The pro
gram is supposed to let you
deviate from the prescribed
catalog." He deviates by tak
ing some courses out of se
quence for instance, he
received permission to take
Shakespeare before he'd fin
ished with Beardsley.
According to Dean Eldridge,
who serves with the honors
students' advisors on the Hon
ors Council, the honors pro
gram differs in three partic
ulars from the regular aca
demic program.
Advanced Courses
1) Students may get per
mission to take some ad
vanced Ag courses without
In Home Ec
Nebraskan Staff Writer
Outstanding studentsin
home economics are given
the opportunity to enrich
their college experience
through the Home Economics
honors program.
The purposes of the pro
gram are to give recogni
tion to students with high
scholarship, to allow a varia
tion in the program and to
build interest in graduate
Students in the program
take an honor curriculum
they plan themselves. The
class is now conducting a
study on the kind of girl that
majors in home economics
and whether she is satisfied
with what she is receiving.
The girls may then partici
pate in a series of seminars
that will prepare them for
research problems.
"The students then may
work with any of the home
economics instructors on re
search problems relating to
their area of concern," said
Dr. Hazel Fox, Acting Direc
tor of the School of Home
Sharon Crispin, one of the
honors students, has com
pleted the first two courses
and is now planning research
on the food purchasing habits
of families with pre-school
The Honors Council selects
the girls and advises them.
The girls are usually chosen
on the basis of their scholar
ship earned the first semes
ter of the freshman year.
Participants must maintain
a 6.7 average and carry 17
hours every semester. Stu
dents not fulfilling these qual
ifications will be dropped,
said Dr. Fox. The program is
purely voluntary. Eligible stu
dents needn't participate if
they don't wish and they may
drop out at any time.
Another advantage of the
program is " that students
need not take courses in the
order prescribed. The honors
council serves as counselors
for these girls and authorizes
any deviation from the regu
lar schedule.
which are presented to a fac
ulty member and a student
who have distinguished them
selves on the campus will be
accepted in the Nebraskan
e until 5 p.m. today.
fy student or faculty
member may nominate a
candidate in the form of a
letter addressed to the Ne
braskan. Letters should be
signed by the person making
the nomination.
The winners will be an
prerequisites. However, only
in Ag College non-ag de
partments require prerequis
ites for their advanced
2) Undergraduates may
take some post-graduate class
es and seminars.
3) Most of the honors stu
dents undertake a project
(much like a post-graduate
project) which is approved by
the honors council (much as
the grad school approves post
grad thesies.).
Some honorees take enough
advanced courses to get deep
into several departments at
once. One might take at the
same time, Advanced Tree
Culture, Plant Genetics, Tur
key Production, Animal Nu
trition, and Bio - Chemistry
without having had the ele
mentary courses.
Any Difference?
In practice, it hasn't worked
out this way, say those near
the program. "As a matter of
fact," says one, "I don't have
a much different record than
anyone else in Animal Hus
bandry, except that I have
more math."
Honors projects vary. Al
schweed's project involves us
ing oscelloscopes, transduc
ers, ultrasonics, and other lab
oratory hardware in real re
search not just a laboratory
exercise which every Zoology
II student has done before.
Alschwede and his advisor
are trying to find a way of
field-testing, before slaughter
ing, the leanness of beef. To
check their results they kill
the animal and look at a T
bone. Dr. Foster Owen, associate
professor of dairy husbandry,
is -cautious about a boom in
honors courses. "This is an
experimental program," he
says. He continued, "we have
to adjust our thinking on this
program as we go along. We
try to develop research op
portunities in areas of student
interest. It'll be years before
we know whether we were
Appointment Cards
All studen. must pick up
their regi tration appoint
ment cards in the main
lounge of the Student Union
by Friday, said Dr. Floyd
Hoover, registrar. Student
council members will hand
out cards from 8 a.m. to
5 p.m. all week.
Students must have an
appointment card to reg
ister on Jan. 28, 29 or 30.
braska football coach Bob
Devaney returned yester
day to the campus from
a coaches convention. He
announced that spring
football practice will start
April 5 and end May 11.
The final workout, an in
trasquad game, will be
on All-Sports Day.
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.Nominated For Aw
nounced Friday. Certificate
awards will be presented to
the Outstanding Nebraskans
at a luncheon the same day.
Faculty members nomin
ated mu'si have been on the
University staff for at least
two years. Student candidates
may not be paid staff mem
bers of the Nebraskan, but
columnists are eligible.
Seven new students nomin
ations have been received.
They are: Vicky Cullen, Don
Daily Nebraskan
Regents' Action Adds
Ag College
The name of the depart'
ment of vocational education
in the College of Agriculture
was changed to department
of agricultural education Mon
day at a meeting of the Board
of Regents.
The new department will
assume the agricultural
teaching work in the present
departments of vocational ed
ucation and agricultural and
home economics extension.
The present home economics
work in these two depart
ments will be transferred to
the School of Home Econ
omics. The change will not involve
any additional expense, ac
cording to Dean E. F. Frolik
of the College of Agriculture.
The Regents accepted res
ignations from four staff
members. Those resigning
were: Dr. Aubry Forrest, di
rector of scholarships and fi
nancial aids and assistant to
the Dean of Student Affairs,
who accepted the position of
vice president of development
at Kansas Wesleyan Univer
sity; Rhea Keeler Hen
iger, associate professor of
vocational education, whose
Scrip Sales Total
Over 450 Copies
The 450 copies of "Scrip"
available have been sold out
in the first two days on the
stands, according to editor
Joel Lundak.
The pale blue-covered mag
azine is 28 pages long and
contains work by undergrad
uates, graduate students and
one faculty member. Illustra
tions are by Mary Ann Gude,
Dan Rosenthal, John Finn
man and John Rogers. And
special "color me" cartoons
were by: Julie Haug, Nina
Haug, Mary Ann Volberding
and Noni Spink.
Lundak expects two more is
sues of "Scrip" to be published
this year, and he issued a re
minder to students interested
in contributing to Scrip to
submit their material to Dr.
Robert Hough in 205 AndrewB.
Senator Forms Due
All Senators' Program invi-.
tation forms from fraternities
and sororities are due in the
Interfraternity Council (IFC)
office by 5 p.m .today.
If they cannot be ready by
that time, they may be
brought to the IFC meeting,
according to Tom Kotouc,
chairman of the program.
f i?yoaiG.JanaaE?y
rergusuii, Jay vmu, j-m ur
land, Nancy Jacobson, Susie
Moffitt Merwick, John Roger
Dr. Holtzclaw
The letter nominating Dr.
Holtzclaw cites him as "one
who impresses students and
faculty alike, as one who is
interested in doing his job
well . . . he goes far beyond
what is usually expected . . .
husband's business is taking
them away from Lincoln;
Don Avila, instructor in
educational psychology and
measurements, who accepted
a teaching position at the
University of Florida; Robert
L. Horn, assistant extension
agriculturist in Banner and
Kimball counties, who accept
ed a position as farm service
representative for the Cozad
State Bank.
The Board also accepted
the appointment of Jerry
Medley, a U.S. Department of
Agriculture (USDA) employ
ee, as instructor in entomol
ogy at the Experiment Sta
t i o n. A Nebraska graduate,
he was stationed with the
USDA at Kerrville, Tex., for
the past two years.
Leaves of Absence were
granted to H. F. Rhoades,
professor of agronomy and
Frank Smith, geologist in
Conservation & Survey Divi
sion. In other action, the Board
approved the leasing of a
video-tape machine at the Ne
braska Psychiatric Institute
for use with its closed-circuit
television system. The leasing
cost will be $40,000 a year, fi
nanced from outside grants.
Fifty shares of stock, val
ued at $900 were accepted
from Harold E. Edgerton,
professor of electrical meas
urements at Massachusetts
Institute of Technology.
Discussion Tomorrow
Features Book Review
Lincoln Attorney Richard
Hansen will discuss his book
"The Year We had No Presi
dent" tomorrow at a Stu
dent Union convocation at 11
Hansen's book deals with
presidential disability. At the
present time, there is no writ
ten law in the United States
which states when a Presi
dent is disabled or what de
termines disability.
He proposes an amendment
to the Constitution which
grants Congress the power to
determine when the president
or vice president is disabled,
but corresponds wi th the
checks and balance system.
Published in December 1962,
the title for the book was
adopted after Hansen and his
assistants calculated how
many days the presidents of
the United States actually
i Kis office - door is aiwavs
open, and he makes it a
point to be available to dis
cuss problems with stu
dents." -
Dr. Holtzclaw, continues
the letter, "is an outstanding
chemist and is recognized for
his research, especially in the
field of inorganic complex
ions. He also serves on the
board of trustees for the Unit
ed Campus Christian Fellowship."
Wednesday January 16, 1963
NU Interested
In Art Theft -Suspect
in LA
Arrest of a man in Los An
geles in connection with the
theft of a University of Kansas
painting has interested Uni
versity officials.
The Federal Bureau of In
vestigation reported the ar
rest of William Bashan,
plus the recovery of a $40,-
000 Edouard Manet work,
"Portrait of Line Compin
eau." In recent years thieves have
made substantial hauls from
works on display at NU's Mor
rill Hall.
To date, none of the arti
facts 4 paintings and a piece
of sculpture have been re
covered. In August, theft of two early-American
artists' paintings
triggered the removal of all
art treasurers from public
viewing at Morrill Hall.
Not until the new Sheldon
Art Gallery is completed this
spring will the works be on
display again.
Students Will Rend
Selections As Final
Readings from the works
of Nobel and Pulitzer Liter
ary Prize winners will be pre
sented by the students of the
Speech 206 class in the Stu
dent Union tonight.
'The Elections range from
poetry to short story cuttings
which will be given as part of
the students' final.
have not been able to work.
This number exceeded one
Hansen started writing the
book in September 1960 with
the hem of two assistants. It
began with an article in the
Nebraska Law Review, l9bi.
Since 1962 he has corre
Rnnnded with several n a s t
presidents, evaluating then-
ideas and composing tne dook.
Hansen stated, "It is very
sntisfvlnff to meet people like
Truman and Eisenhower, but
to play a part in improving
government operations is even
more thrilline."
Receiving his B.S. in law
in 1953, he completed nis
L.L.B. in 1956, both from the
University. From 1958 to 1962,
Hansen was assistant law li
brarian at the University,
practicing part-time law at
the same time. In 1962, he
went into full-time law.
7g UO HQ...
Dr. Geske, according to the letter of nomination, Is
one of the "unsung heroes of Nebraska."
"Since coming to Nebraska in 1950, Dr. Geske has
served on many boards and committees interested for
one reason or another in culture. Most recently he served
for two years on the Nebraska Union Board of Managers
. . . Perhaps more important to the campus, he has al
ways stood ready to offer not only advice but personal
influence with his widespread friends to obtain the finest
available in exhibitions for the Gallery and for the Union
Art Lounge, as well as the best in foreign films and
cultural entertainment for the campus."
From a broader viewpoint, the letter continues, Dr.
Geske "has furthered the cultural development of the
Nebraska State Capitol Murals Commission, as adviser to
the Nebraska Art Association, and is always ready to
serve as art consultant to any institution . . . During his
administration the already fine collections of the Uni
versity and the Nebraska Art Association have grown to
be one of the most important groups of twentieth century
American art."
Miss Cullen's letter of nomination reads:
"Having been acquainted with Vicky since my first
year at the University, I have been most impressed by
the scope and consistent high quality of her service to
the University and the groups with which she is asso
ciated." The letter stated, "Her suggestions and efforts con
tributed in a major way to the success of the first Ne
braska Conference of Youth. As conference reporter,
Vicky was responsible for directing the assembly of a
120 page booklet concerned with ways youth can help
Nebraska grow."
"As chairman and vice-president of Builders in the
public relations area, Vicky has been instrumental in.
securing the cooperation of her Noon Luncheon program.'
In this capacity, too, she devoted much of her Christmas
vacation to visiting high schools in the western portion
of our state."
The letter of nomination for Ferguson reads:
More important than his many achievements at the
University is his dedication in all the projects he under
takes, and even more important, his unending interest
in the University, both as an educational institution and
as a personal environment.
"While at the University, "Ferg" has been president
of the Interfraternity Council, Phi Gamma Delta, Sigma
Delta Chi, and Young Democrats, editor and business
manager of the Daily Nebraskan, and twice co-editor of
the Interfraternity Council Rush Book."
"Ferg's record speaks for itself. Uner his leadership,
each of the above organizations has expanded its activi
ty, grown in respect in the eyes of the University, and
stands today as a continuing example of his ability.
Don's brilliant extra-curricular record is but a part of
his unparalleled contribution to the University and its
students. His continuing dedication and sincere interest in
the "people" with whom he works surpasses the ordinary
qualities usually attributed to student leadership."
The letter nominating Jay Graf, senior in the College
of Agriculture, rates very high his contributions on Ag
Campus. .
"As president of Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity, he
has guided this group through a difficult year and has
helped them remain a fine fraternity. Jay is also presi
dent of the Ag College Student Union Board. His quiet
manner and organizational ability have combined to help
him do a most commendable job in this position.
The letter notes that Jay's extensive activities "touch
every area of college life. A member of Innocents Soci
ety, Jay heads the ag honorary, Alpha Zeta, and holds
the Corn Cobs' gavel . . .. (he is) completely unassuming
and a very natural person. These are probably two of
his greatest assets. No job or favor is too small or too
great for Jay to perform."
"The academic community of today requires that a
top student must be an outstanding scholar as well as a
campus leader. This is Bill Holland," cited the nomina
tion' letter for Holland.
The letter continued that "Holland has maintained an
8.614 average throughout eight semesters in Civil Engi
neering. His average places him as the top ranking stu
dent in the College of Engineering and as the holder of
the top fraternity average at the University. He will be
studying English literature next year as a result of being
awarded the Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University.
Nancy Jacobson is nominated for the Outstanding Ne
braskan Award "on the basis of her outstanding con
tributions to the campus through her various campus ac
tivities, but even more important, on the basis of her
ability to elicit the best responses from and to build the
characters of those with whom she works."
"We feel that one of the ways Nancy builds personal
ity and character of people with whom she works is by
giving others recognition when she herself is the one to
be commended . . . Stressing the importance of expres
sion of opinions on matters at hand is another way in
which Nancy builds character . . (she) builds strong
character by showing strong character.
Placing Susie Moffitt Merwick in nomination for Out
standing Nebraskan is a letter which points to her "nu
merous contributions to the campus community."
"As a member of Student Council, Susie consistently
offers to the Council campus representatives her ability
to work tirelessly for the good of the Council as it re
flects to the good of the campus as a whole. As a senior
member of Student CouncU she has offered leadership
and guidance to our future campus leaders.
"Susie is a senior board member of the Associated
Women Students. Here she has been in charge of the
Freshman Program for AWS. As a hoard member, Susie
is definitely a thinking, responsible person. She is un
failingly eager to do her part in any part of AWS work."
The letter nominating Roger Myers says that his
qualificiations include Commander of the Naval Reserve
Officers Training Corp, a member of Pi Sigma Alpha,
political ' science honorary, president of the All Univer
sity fund, and vice-president of the Inter-fraternity Coun
cil. "He has dedicated himself to every program which
has come under his authority Under his direction,
AUF has collected $1,000 more from the student drive
than in any other preceding year.
The letter closes saying, "To close friends, Roger
appears to thrive on the responsibilities his many inter
ests demand. The last to take credit for his own hard
work, Roger's main interest appears as the desire to see
the operations and workings in which he has had a part
perpetuated and bettered by his association with them.
Without exception, such has been the case."
ROOMS 232 & 332